Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

In preparation

Mersand, S. Characteristics related to the presence of maker activity in school libraries. Manuscript in preparation.

Mersand, S. Barriers and Enablers of maker program adoption in school libraries. Manuscript in preparation.

Mersand, S. Maker Programs in PreK-12 school Libraries: Identifying the drivers and consequences. Manuscript in preparation.

Published

Mersand, S. (2021). Untapped Potential: Makerspace as Conduit for Talent Development. Journal of Thought, Fall/Winter, 39–58. http://journalofthought.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/07mersand.pdf

Stefl-Mabry, J., Radlick, M., & Mersand, S. (2021). Significant and non-significant results matter: School librarians and assessment. SN Social Sciences, 1(6), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-021-00167-w

Mersand, S. (2021, March). The State of Makerspace Research: a Review of the Literature. TechTrends, 65(2), 174–186. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-020-00566-5

Stefl-Mabry, J., Radlick, M., Mersand, S. (2020, April). The Challenge of Being Heard When You’re One in a Building: Voices of School Librarians. Poster/paper presentation made at the 2020 American Educational Research Association: The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate. April 17th – 21st, San Fransisco, California.

Radlick, M., Stefl-Mabry, J., Mersand, S. (2020, April). Can We Count on School Librarians Changing Nonacademic Outcomes? Paper presentation made at the 2020 American Educational Research Association: The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate. April 17th – 21st, San Fransisco, California

Stefl-Mabry, J., Radlick, M., Mersand, S., & Gulatee, Y. (2019). School Library Research: Publication Bias and the File Drawer Effect? Journal of Thought, 53(3&4), 19–34. Retrieved from http://journalofthought.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/06stefl-mabryetalindd.pdf

Mersand, S. (2019, April). Makerspaces in PK-12 School Libraries: A Preliminary Empirical Analysis. Poster/paper presentation made at the 2019 American Educational Research Association: Leveraging Education in a ”Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence. April 5th – 9th, Toronto, Canada.

Stefl-Mabry, J., Radlick, M. S., Gulatee, Y., Mersand, S. (2019, April). In search of theory: A deep dive into the characteristics of school library outliers. Poster/paper presentation made at the 2019 American Educational Research Association: Leveraging Education in a ”Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence. April 5th – 9th, Toronto, Canada.

Mersand, S. Gasco, M., Udoh, E., Gil-Garcia, J. R., (2019, Jan). Public libraries as anchor institutions in smart communities: Current practices and future development. Paper to be presented at Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-52. January 8-11, Grand Wailea Maui, HI.

Mersand, S. Gasco, M., Gil-Garcia, J. R., Burke, G. B, Figueroa, M, & Sutherland, M. (2018, June). The Role of Public Libraries in Smart, Inclusive, and Connected Communities: Current and Best Practices. Poster presented at dg.o 2018, Delft, NE.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Mersand, S. (2020, March 9). How to Find the Best Digital Tools for Your School. Tech & Learning, 40(8), 8. Retrieved from https://www.techlearning.com/resources/navigating-the-digital-school

Mersand, S. (2020, February 1). Top 3D Pens for the Classroom. Tech & Learning, https://www.techlearning.com/buying-guides/top-3d-pens-for-the-classroom

Mersand, S. (2020, February 1). Best 3D Classroom Printers. Tech & Learning, https://www.techlearning.com/resources/3d-printer-guide

Mersand, S. (2020, February 1). 3D Printing in Action: Creating Real-World 3D Printing Products. Tech & Learning, https://www.techlearning.com/how-to/3d-printing-in-action

Mersand, S. (2020, February 12). 3D Printing in Action: University at Albany. Tech & Learning University, https://www.techlearninguniversity.com/how-to/3d-printing-in-action-university-at-albany

Mersand, S. (2019, December 1). The Best Hour of Code Resources for 2019. Tech & Learning, https://www.techlearning.com/buying-guides/whats-new-for-hour-of-code-2019

Mersand, S. (2018). Development of a makerspace module: Research Study Report. [Unpublished Manuscript] Albany, NY.

Mersand, S., Gascó-Hernández, M., Zhao, X., Gil-Garcia, J. R., Burke, G. B., Sutherland, M., & Figueroa, M. (2018). The role of public libraries in engaging citizens in smart, inclusive, and connected communities: A current practices report. Albany. Retrieved from https://ctg.albany.edu/media/projects/pdfs/IMLS_Report_Oct31.pdf

Mersand, S. (2018, November 1). Participate in the Hour of Code with these Great Products. Tech & Learning, 39(4).

Mersand, S. and McNair, S. (2018, July 1). Makerspace Tools Product Roundup 2018. Tech & Learning, 38(10).

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2018, March). Creating Multimedia. Retrieved from http://wwwcs.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/Creating-Multimedia.cfm

Mersand, S. (2018, March 1). 3D Printing for Learning. Tech & Learning, 38(7) 34-36.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2018, January). The Simple Art of Linked In. Retrieved from http://wwwcs.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/advance-career.cfm

Mersand, S. (2017, November 1). Products Perfect for the Hour of Code. Tech & Learning, 38(4) 40-41.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, November). Using Concept Maps for training and in the classroom. Retrieved from http://wwwcs.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/concept-maps.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, September). Using Project Based Learning for training and in the classroom. Retrieved from http://wwwcs.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/project-based-learning.cfm

Mersand, S. (2017, September 1). What’s New in 3D Printing. Tech & Learning, 38(2) 42-43.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, August). Using Social Media for Professional Development. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/social-media.cfm

Mersand, S. and McNair, S. (2017, June/July). Makerspace Tools Product Roundup. Tech & Learning, 37(10), 42-45.

Mersand, S. (2017, June/July) Grants Calendar. Tech & Learning, 37(10).

Mersand, S. (2017, June/July) Fast ForWord. Tech & Learning, 37(10), 16.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, May). Making Group Projects Work. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/groupwork.cfm

Mersand, S. (2017, May 1) pivotEd. Tech & Learning, 37(9), 19.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, April). Teaching Coding and Computational Thinking. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/coding.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, March). Our Instructors' Favorite Tech Tools for Creating Instructional Materials. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/tech-tools-creativity.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, February). Our Instructors' Favorite Time-saving Tech Tools. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/tech-tools.cfm

Mersand, S. (2017, February 1) Makerbot Replicator Mini+. Tech & Learning, 37(6), 18.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2017, January). ePortfolios and Alternative Resumes. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/resume.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, November 1) Follett Lightbox. Tech & Learning, 27(4), 18.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, December). Can you spot fake news? Critical evaluation of information. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/critical-evaluation-information.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, November). Curation tips: Rating and sorting content. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/curation-tips.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, October 1) Make believe: 3D printer round up. Tech & Learning, 37(3), 28-30.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, October). The basics and benefits of visual note taking. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/note-taking.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, September). Augmented and virtual reality. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/virtual-reality.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, August). Getting the graphics you need. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/images.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, July). Find a job as an instructional designer. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/instructional-design-jobs.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, June 21) Reading Horizons Discovery. Tech & Learning, 36(11), 20.

Mersand, S. (2016, June 21) Revision Assistant. Tech & Learning, 36(11), 22.

Mersand, S. and McNair, S. (2016, June 21) Making it happen: Makerspace Tools Product Roundup. Tech & Learning, 36(11), 64-72.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, May). Peer assessment and review. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/peer-feedback.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, May). Create and assess Infographics. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/creating-infographics.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, April). Land a job teaching online. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/online-teaching-jobs.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, March). Best educational apps. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/educational-apps.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, February 19) Building School 2.0. Tech & Learning. Retrieved from http://www.techlearning.com/news/0002/review-of-building-school-20-how-to-create-the-schools-we-need/69915

Mersand, S. (2016, February 23) Kids Discover Online. Tech & Learning, 36(8), 20.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, February). Game on! Explore games and learning. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/games-learning.cfm

Mersand, S. (2016, January 28) Autodesk Design Academy. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 22.

Mersand, S. (2016, January 28) NewsELA. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 25.

Mersand, S. (2016, January 6) eDynamic. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 27.

Mersand, S. (2016, January 6) Tales2Go. Tech & Learning, 36(7), 28.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2016, January). Using polls and surveys to collect feedback. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/polls-surveys.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, December). Screen capture applications. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/screen-capture.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, November). Making the most of LinkedIn. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/LinkedIn.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, October). How to control your digital reputation. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/digital_reputation.cfm

Mersand, S. (2015, September 25) Navigating the digital school: How do you find the right tool for your school needs? Tech & Learning. 37(3), 32-34.

Mersand, S. (2015, September 25) Sprout allows for easy 3d prototyping. Tech & Learning 36(3), 26.

Mersand, S. (2015, September 25) 3D Printer Guide. Tech & Learning, 36(3), 22-25.

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, September). How to solve password stress. Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/password.cfm

Mersand, S. (Ed.). (2015, August). What is the maker movement? Retrieved from http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/resources/maker.cfm

Mersand, S. (2015, June 24). Typing Agent 4.0. Tech & Learning, 35(12), 17.

Mersand, S. (2015, May 27). What’s new with learning management systems. Tech & Learning, 35(11), 48-49.

Mersand, S. (2015, May 14) Connecting Families with Digital Newsletters - Cut to the Core: Technology Solutions for the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/05/14/connecting-families-with-digital-newsletters-cut-to-the-core-technology-solutions-for-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2015, March 26). Librarians lead the way in EdTech. Tech & Learning, 35(12), 6.

Mersand, S. (2015, March 14) Taking Notes on the Go - Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/03/15/taking-notes-on-the-go-cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2015, February 25). Reading assessment programs. Tech & Learning, 35(8) 38-40.

Mersand, S. (2015, February 14) Augmenting the Common Core - Cut to the Core: Technology Solutions for the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/02/14/augmenting-the-common-core-cut-to-the-core-technology-solutions-for-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2015, January 28). Lexia Reading Core5. Tech & Learning, 35(7), 14.

Mersand, S. (2015, January 18) Video Production and the Common Core - Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2015/01/18/video-production-and-the-common-core-cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, December 30). Naiku for Teachers. Tech & Learning, 35(6), 23.

Mersand, S. (2014, December 5) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Hour of Code and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/12/05/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-hour-of-code-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, November 7) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Games and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/11/07/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-games-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, October 30). Go Guardian. Tech & Learning, 35(4), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, October 3) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Digital Citizenship and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/10/03/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-digital-citizenship-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). Reading and the Common Core - It's Not Just for ELA. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 28-33.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). Corwin Press - Connected Educator Series. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 24.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). LearnPad Octavo. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 18.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 25). Compass Learning Hybridge. Tech & Learning, 35(3), 22.

Mersand, S. (2014, September 8) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - The Maker Movement, Technology and the Common Core. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/09/05/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-the-maker-movement-technology-and-the-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, August 8) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Start the Year off right with a Global Audience. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/08/08/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-start-the-year-off-right-with-a-global-audience

Mersand, S. (2014, July 30). 2014 Tablets for education roundup. Tech & Learning, 35(1), 60-63.

Mersand, S. (2014, July 30). Google Classroom sneak peek. Tech & Learning, 35(1), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, July 4) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Literacy in a Digital Age. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/07/04/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core--literacy-in-a-digital-age

Mersand, S. (2014, June 24). Mimio Mobile. Tech & Learning, 34(12), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, June 6) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core Summer Slide - There’s an App for that! Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/06/06/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core-summer-slide--there-s-an-app-for-that

Mersand, S. (2014, May 30). LMS product guide. Tech & Learning, 34(11), 52-53.

Mersand, S. (2014, May 12). PowToon. Tech & Learning. Retrieved from http://www.techlearning.com/news/0002/product-review-powtoon/63310

Mersand, S. (2014, May 9) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/05/09/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core--literacy-in-science-and-technical-subjects

Mersand, S. (2014, April 24). KnowRe. Tech & Learning, 34(10), 14.

Mersand, S. (2014, April 5) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Social Research. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/04/05/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, March 7) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Math and Reading. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/03/07/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, February 7) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Finding 21st Century Careers. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/02/07/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core

Mersand, S. (2014, January 28). Odysseyware. Tech & Learning, 34(7), 16.

Mersand, S. (2014, January 10) Cut to the Core: Tech Solutions for Common Core - Informational Texts. Intel Teachers Engage. Retrieved from https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/blog/2014/01/10/cut-to-the-core-tech-solutions-for-common-core